Cost of Living Comparison

GBP
COMPARED TO
EUR

London is 30.9% more expensive than Paris.

If you lived in Paris instead of London, you would:
local_dining

pay 7.6% more for restaurants

  London help_outline Paris help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $18.96
£14.65
$16.79
€14.72
-11.4%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.58
£5.86
$9.51
€8.34
+25.5%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.76
£1.36
$3.25
€2.85
+84.4%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.34
£1.03
$2.34
€2.05
+74.7%

London vs. Paris - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 52.4% more for groceries

  London help_outline Paris help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$1.38
£1.07
$1.68
€1.47
+21.9%
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.36
£3.37
$9.35
€8.20
+114.4%
Milk (1 gallon) $4.65
£3.59
$4.94
€4.33
+6.2%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.62
£2.03
$3.60
€3.16
+37.3%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $3.63
£2.81
$6.12
€5.37
+68.6%
Apples (1 lb) $1.14
£0.88
$1.50
€1.31
+31.8%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.66
£0.51
$1.09
€0.95
+65.2%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.22
£0.94
$1.29
€1.13
+6.1%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.37
£1.06
$1.41
€1.23
+2.4%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.64
£0.50
$0.92
€0.80
+42.3%
Onions (1 lb) $0.56
£0.43
$1.14
€1.00
+102.9%

London vs. Paris - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 7.4% less for transportation

  London help_outline Paris help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $6.23
£4.81
$6.64
€5.82
+6.6%
Monthly public transit pass $189.59
£146.48
$84.17
€73.81
-55.6%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $25,278.06
£19,530.33
$23,506.23
€20,612.64
-7.0%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $36.65
£28.32
$17.24
€15.12
-53.0%

London vs. Paris - Cost of transportation
home

pay 38.9% less for housing

  London help_outline Paris help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$40.64
£31.40
$30.81
€27.01
-24.2%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $2,172.04
£1,678.16
$1,284.81
€1,126.65
-40.8%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,535.59
£1,186.43
$934.83
€819.75
-39.1%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$162.41
£125.48
$140.55
€123.25
-13.5%

London vs. Paris - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 39.5% less for childcare

  London help_outline Paris help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $1,648.65
£1,273.78
$926.51
€812.46
-43.8%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $21,804.75
£16,846.79
$13,270.58
€11,636.98
-39.1%

London vs. Paris - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 20.7% less for entertainment and sports

  London help_outline Paris help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $6.32
£4.88
$7.56
€6.63
+19.6%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.47
£2.68
$3.64
€3.19
+5.0%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$13.90
£10.74
$8.95
€7.85
-35.6%
Monthly membership at local gym $53.88
£41.63
$42.05
€36.87
-22.0%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $16.43
£12.69
$12.31
€10.80
-25.1%

London vs. Paris - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 27.5% more for clothing

  London help_outline Paris help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$84.78
£65.51
$96.50
€84.62
+13.8%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$40.40
£31.22
$39.83
€34.93
-1.4%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$85.48
£66.04
$102.21
€89.63
+19.6%
Men's business shoes (leather) $98.44
£76.06
$155.51
€136.37
+58.0%

London vs. Paris - Cost of clothing
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